Graham Foundation Awards 2013 Grants to Individuals

Deborah Stratman, drawing, 2010. (Graham Foundation)

Deborah Stratman, drawing, 2010. (Graham Foundation)

The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts announced the recipients of their 2013 Grants to Individuals Friday. Half of the 60 international grantees were present for the awards ceremony in Chicago May 29, and were congratulated by Stanley Tigerman, a former recipient himself.

Chosen from more than 600 submissions, the winning entries were nothing if not diverse. Click through for a full list of grantees, but a brief report of a few who were in attendance:

Anthony Titus’Twisted Siblings” explores the relationship between modern architecture and painting, tying Daniel Libeskind to Juan Gris, Rem Koolhaas to László Moholy-Nagy and Zaha Hadid to El Lissitzky, among others.

Edwin Chan & Piero Golia designed The Chalet, a gritty Hollywood warehouse turned postmodern alpine lodge and art gallery. White oak timber blocks arranged in different patterns act as benches, blocking or amphitheater seats.

Deborah Stratman explores her fascination with sinkholes — a philosophical meditation applicable to everything from the foreclosure crisis to “metaphysical terror” itself. When something you trust, or take for granted, suddenly gives way to an interminable pit, you have one of Stratman’s “Subsurface Voids.”

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